Moroccan Red Clay has been a very popular ingredient in skincare products and masks, and now has a place in ethnic hair care.
The clay is an Illite- a natural mineral silicate with iron and potassium-that works with other additives to hydrate, moisturize, strengthen, and soften hair. High end clay can be on the expensive side, but NOW® Solutions offers up an inexpensive and effective version of the popular rhassoul clay.
Because the clay comes in a powder form, you must mix it with a liquid to create a spreadable substance of any consistency you’d like.
Those with fine hair may add more liquid to the powdered clay to make a thin mixture that isn’t too heavy for their hair, while those with coarse hair may need a thicker consistency.
I mix one cup of the Moroccan Red Clay with ½ cup of aloe vera juice and a tablespoon of honey and coconut oil. I apply this smooth paste to my hair as if it were a relaxer, allow it to dry, and then thoroughly rinse the mixture out of my hair while in the shower. Do not worry about getting any of the mix on your skin because it is also used for facials and body masks.
NOW® Solutions Moroccan Red Clay will detox your hair, leaving it feeling clean and soft while defining your natural curl pattern for just under $5.